How Do I Form Relationships in AA?

“No intimate relationships during the first year of sobriety” is something individuals in recovery hear all the time in 12 step programs. However, very few individuals heed this piece of advice. When people get sober, it opens up a world of possibility for them, including getting back many of the things they have lost. Many Read More…

Why Sober Friendships are Challenging

Loneliness is dangerous for people who are sober but early sobriety can be particularly challenging. It is essential an individual begins forming friendships in a network of clean, sober friends who can help abate the lonely feelings but also provide a source of support and advice. Need for New Friends One of the challenges of Read More…

How Addiction Affects the Family

Individuals who are battling substance addiction are not always aware of how their families are being impacted. People with an addiction are usually too caught up in their cycle of destruction to recognize the harm caused to the people around them. However, it is important to remember that the family members and loved ones of such Read More…

Giving New Relationships a Chance

People in recovery can experience challenges the first few months of recovery or years later. Wide spectrums of emotions should be expected as sobriety opens up a whole new world of possibilities for renewal and growth. A large part of this is learning to build positive, health relationships. Repairing old ones and establishing new ones Read More…

Dating

Healthy Dating in Recovery

Dating is one way people desire closeness with another person. Looking for a new relationship is not always a wise decision in recovery. Learn how to discern whether it is possible for a person’s unique situation to experience healthy dating in recovery. Dating in Recovery Experts almost universally agree major changes or shifts in life Read More…